Nantucket (nicknamed "Old Dirt Bucket" by Sunshine and Zorran) is a filthy, old tramp steamer and a notorious villain.




  • His main appearance is in Quarantine, in which he attempts to trick Sunshine into taking him into port by pulling down his chequered, quarantine flag. After his plan is foiled, the Coast Guard sentences him to a further forty days in quarantine along with Zorran, who falls into Nantucket's trap. He also appears in the episode Trapped, as it takes a role of being the tramper that blocks the waterway and several of the Star Tugs and Zug up river. Billy Shoepack takes several measures, up to the point where he blows the ship up in half. He also makes another model cameo in Ghosts.
  • He speaks with a Lancastrian accent.



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  • His hull was reused for Old Rusty.
  • In Salty's Lighthouse, Nantucket is named Tramper. In some episodes he is able to speak, but in others he communicates with a foghorn sound effect instead and is nice.
  • It is currently unknown where Nantucket's model is, but it is presumed that the model was either thrown away or passed on to Tugs' sister model series Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends.
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